Sp 201: Shikra
f/6.3, 1/400 Sec, ISO 200.
Panna TR, M.P, India
Dewanshu Kumar Roy
“Shikra is a common, widespread resident bird with adult males have a reddish iris, blue gray upperparts and fine brownish-orange barring on underparts. Females have a yellowish iris and brownish gray upperparts. Both have narrow dark barring on the tail. Juveniles are browner with a prominent moustachial stripe and streaked underparts. It hunts for a wide variety of prey in woodland, savannah, and even suburban gardens, dashing out from perches within vegetation to grab its prey.”
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